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Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:08:40 am
Steve McClure climbed the headwall project at Nesscliffe today, extensively tried by Nick, Ed Booth, others and most notably, Caff. E10/8c apparently.

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#1 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 04:02:05 am
That's a very understated headline for the FA of one of the Uk's hardest trad routes, I suggest you never get a job as a clickbait headline writer. McClure what a consistent wad!

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#2 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 09:02:30 am
I suggest you never get a job as a clickbait headline writer.

Britainís most dangerous climb? Rock superman DESTROYS other climbers with this one weird trick. What he did at 8m will AMAZE you!

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#3 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 10:44:28 am
Fantastic stuff.

For those who might have missed it:

https://www.facebook.com/dmmclimbing/videos/2306874796191937

One of the most inspiring things I've seen recently.

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#4 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 11:29:36 am
Asked Steve how it went

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was super close on lead, looked even closer than Caff's fall from the top except somehow I managed to stay on. Think I was more scared than him. He's used to falls like that. Whereas I'm just a boring sport climber.

Pics and full write by Keith Sharples to follow

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#5 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 11:34:47 am
For those who might have missed it:
https://www.facebook.com/dmmclimbing/videos/2306874796191937
One of the most inspiring things I've seen recently.

Iím curious as to what you find inspiring, is it the commitment above rubbish gear?

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#6 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 12:46:49 pm
Mostly that, plus having confidence in the good lower gear despite being miles above it, plus a large chunk of it being Nesscliffe in general.

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#7 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:13:12 pm
Asked Steve how it went

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Whereas I'm just a boring sport climber.


Whoís flashed E8 and climbed E11 and other E9s -10.

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#8 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:35:10 pm
Hmm. Caff's next new route name could be interesting after this.  :popcorn:

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#9 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:41:42 pm
FWIW, those top runners are just bird beak things that I gather are only there to keep the rope from going behind your leg. They're not supposed to hold any real weight.

I think I saw some comments from Caff on Facebook asking that Steve leave this alone until he'd had a bit more time on it. A sarcastic comment about it being easier to parachute in once the holds and sequences are worked out as well. Can anyone find these? Will there be beef? Is there any shit to stir? What's the goss?


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#11 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:49:50 pm
Hmm. Caff's next new route name could be interesting after this.  :popcorn:

A lesson about not posting on social media attempts of new trad routes until he'd sealed the deal?

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#12 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:50:08 pm
I think I saw some comments from Caff on Facebook asking that Steve leave this alone until he'd had a bit more time on it. A sarcastic comment about it being easier to parachute in once the holds and sequences are worked out as well. Can anyone find these? Will there be beef? Is there any shit to stir? What's the goss?

It was an open project as Nick Dixon was encouraging Caff and Steve to get on it. Even so Steve got in touch with Caff to clear things and Caff texted something to the effect of that if he hadn't sent it by the end of the week (last week) then it was fair game as he was sick of trying it in crap conditions.

Sorry

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#13 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:55:03 pm
https://www.facebook.com/SteveMcClureClimber/

Steve's posted re the route on FB

if you scroll down there's the comments you're talking about on an earlier post.

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#14 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 01:59:22 pm
It might be an interesting name because Caff likes provocative route names, and this feels like another of those events in the fine tradition of the route that got away. Black Sunday for example, on Esk. Great little tale behind it.

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#15 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 02:07:02 pm
www.facebook.com/SteveMcClureClimber

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The Nesscliffe Headwall project goes down. A fluke window of opportunity taken. I'd convinced myself it would be OK, running it way out there on the top wall. After all, the maths looks acceptable; gear at about 12m, potential fall from 18m. But on lead it was all just a little harder and that final stretch was horrifyingly close. Just about recovered today and got my heart back in the right place after it ended up in my mouth.
GreatNess Wall. E10 7a, or something like that, but total three star.
Thanks to Ed and Adam Booth for the catch and Nick Dixon for the inspiration.

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#16 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 05:10:11 pm
I suggest you never get a job as a clickbait headline writer.

Britainís most dangerous climb? Rock superman DESTROYS other climbers with this one weird trick. What he did at 8m will AMAZE you!

You're hired!

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#17 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 06:08:12 pm
I think I saw some comments from Caff on Facebook asking that Steve leave this alone until he'd had a bit more time on it. A sarcastic comment about it being easier to parachute in once the holds and sequences are worked out as well. Can anyone find these? Will there be beef? Is there any shit to stir? What's the goss?

It was an open project as Nick Dixon was encouraging Caff and Steve to get on it. Even so Steve got in touch with Caff to clear things and Caff texted something to the effect of that if he hadn't sent it by the end of the week (last week) then it was fair game as he was sick of trying it in crap conditions.

Sorry

Very disappointing.

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#18 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 09:35:12 pm
Excellent news. Good name.

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#19 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 28, 2019, 10:57:37 pm
Good name.

Not least as the crag actually lies in the parish of Great Ness (not nearby Little Ness).

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#21 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 29, 2019, 07:24:26 am
Not exhaustive enough to explain where on Nesscliffe it actually is though. Can anyone tell me which routes itís between please?

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#22 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 29, 2019, 07:54:03 am
Direct finish to Bird Brain (which traverses rightwards into the top of Tombola). Good video of Nick Dixon on the top section here

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#23 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 29, 2019, 08:14:25 am
Go for it cheque!

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#24 Re: Nesscliffe doings
May 29, 2019, 08:25:50 am
😂 😂